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Former British Consulate of Hakodate函館市旧イギリス領事館

Historical Monument

The former British consulate in Hokkaido. It was used as a consular office until 1934. There is an “exhibition room” where you can enjoy the state of the former British consul of the time, and an “opening port museum”, where you can learn the history of the opening of Hakodate. It was designated as a Tangible Cultural Property of Hakodate City in 1979. There is a combined shop and tea room, where you can also enjoy a British-style traditional afternoon tea.

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place Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 33-14
phone 0138278159

Review of Old British Consulate of Hakodate

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Reviewed:2018/10/08 There is a tea room on the ground floor where we enjoyed tea in a relaxing atmosphere.
We went up Motoi-zaka about two hundred meters to reach the former British Consulate. This building built in 1913 served as the British Consulate until it was closed in 1934. It was later acquired by...
Reviewed:2018/08/29 Has a historic display of the development of Hakodate Port
After the opening of Japan, the Union Jack flew over British interests in Hakodate from 1879 until 1934, when most consulates closed in Hakodate as Japanese militarism increased. This building...
Reviewed:2018/07/23 Interesting Hakodate history
On a recent cruise to Hakodate we did a walking tour of this part of the city. There are quite a few interesting old buildings which help to appreciate the history of the city. Be sure to include...



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[Admission feeFriday] Adults 300yen, Student/Student/Child 150yen, Senior Citizens (Over 65 in Hakodate) 150yen
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Hokkaido Main Areas


Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.